Theo Nicolakis

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Theo Nicolakis is a C-Level technologist and digital communications professional. He's also a passionate audiophile and home theater aficionado.

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?
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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review: Stream your LPs to any room in your home

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review: Stream your LPs to any room in your home

Yamaha's turntable lets you stream your vinyl LPs to any or every room in your home, thanks to its support for the company's MusicCast wireless streaming platform.

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget soundbar delivers budget sound

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget soundbar delivers budget sound

Vizio's entry-level, ultra-compact soundbar breaks the mold with its small form factor, but the very narrow parameters of its audio performance detracts from its value.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 review: B&O's signature sound in an in-ear monitor

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 review: B&O's signature sound in an in-ear monitor

The Beoplay E6 is a wireless in-ear-headphone in a sweat- and dust-resistant package that's just the ticket for active lifestyles.

Monolith by Monoprice Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology review: High value, minor flaws

Monolith by Monoprice Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology review: High value, minor flaws

This affordable and portable headphone amp will bring out the best in your headphones; but the unit's size, weight, and smudge-prone surface keep it from earning our highest mark.

AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

These on-ear wireless headphones sport an ultra-compact, folding form factor and good wireless features, but their wired performance is where they really shine.

House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

The Exodus proves that you don't need to sacrifice sweet sound for mindfully sourced and sustainably built headphones

Periodic Audio Nickel headphone amp review: Make your smartphone sound like a high-res digital audio player

Periodic Audio Nickel headphone amp review: Make your smartphone sound like a high-res digital audio player

Music comes alive through the headphones you love most when played on even an average smart device or PC.

Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable review: Spin all your favorite vinyl and stream it in high-res, too

Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable review: Spin all your favorite vinyl and stream it in high-res, too

This easy-to-use, high-performance turntable lets you stream your favorite records to any audio system with a Bluetooth receiver, including wireless headphones.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i review: Gorgeous headphones with great active noise cancellation

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i review: Gorgeous headphones with great active noise cancellation

B&O's H9i headphones hit a high note with excellent active noise cancellation, premium build quality, and superb sound.

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